Showmax adds BBC World News in tribute to Queen Elizabeth II




Showmax subscribers across sub-Saharan Africa will have access to live broadcasting from BBC World News until 23 September 2022, which will include a live stream of the funeral of Britain’s longest-serving monarch at Westminster Abbey on Wednesday, 19 September at 11:00 BST.
(TOP: President Nelson Mandela of South Africa, with Queen Elizabeth II, taking a carriage ride along the Mall to Buckingham Palace during a State Visit to the UK on July 9 1996 in London, England on July 9, 1996. Photo by Julian Parker/UK Press via Getty Images).
The live news channel will be available to all subscribers regardless of their plan. While Showmax doesn’t usually offer live news channels, the Showmax Pro plan includes live news from Euronews, Africanews and Newzroom Afrika; KTN News, KBC, NTV and K24 for Kenya only; GTV, TV3, Adom TV, UTV and GHOne for Ghana only; and SABC News for South Africa only as a standard fixture.
From time to time, Showmax makes additional live channels available to subscribers, including Big Brother Naija. In 2021, Showmax streamed the pop-up tribute channel dedicated to Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu.
Showmax is an internet TV service. Showmax offers a unique combination of hit African content, first and exclusive international series, the best kids’ shows, and live sport from SuperSport. For a single monthly fee, get unlimited access. Subscribers stream using apps for smart TVs, smartphones, tablets, computers, media players and gaming consoles. With Showmax, one can manage their data consumption using the bandwidth capping feature and download shows to smartphones and tablets to watch later offline. Launched in 2015, Showmax is available throughout sub-Saharan Africa and to selected diaspora markets worldwide.

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